Rosemead Kiwanis Club
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The Fax of Life
A weekly inspiration, courtesy of the Kiwanis Club of Scott's Valley
January 8, 2012 Volume 18, Number 14
God is Never Wrong
A king who did not believe in the goodness of God had a slave who, in all circumstances, said: "My king, do not be discouraged, because everything God does is perfect, no mistakes."
One day they
went hunting and along the way a wild animal attacked the king. His slave
managed to kill the animal, but could not prevent his majesty from losing a
Furious and without showing his gratitude for being saved, the nobleman said "Is God good? If He was good, I would not have been attacked and lost my finger."
The slave replied only "My king, despite all these things, I can only tell you that God is good, and He knows the "why" of all these things. What God does is perfect. He is never wrong!"
Outraged by the response, the king ordered the arrest of his slave.
Later, he left for another hunt and was captured by savages who made human sacrifices. At the altar, ready to sacrifice the noble king, a savage found that the victim did not have one of his fingers, and the king was released. According to them he was not complete so he couldn't be offered to the gods.
Upon his return to the palace, he authorized the release of his slave whom he received very affectionately.
"My dear, God was really good for me! I was almost killed by the wild men, but for lack of a single finger, I was let go! But I have a question: If God is so good , why did he allow me to put you in jail?"
"My King, if I had gone with you in this hunt, I 'would have been sacrificed for you, because I have no missing finger."
Therefore, remember: everything God does is perfect. It is never wrong! Often we complain about life and things that happen to us apparently negative, forgetting that nothing is random and that everything has a purpose. Every morning, offer your day to God. Ask God to inspire your thoughts, guide your actions, to ease your feelings. And do not be afraid. God is never wrong!
Author unknown - Contributed by Kathie Meiklejohn
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